Software preps medical records for research use; India bolsters trial oversight;

> Software that extracts and de-identifies clinical data from electronic medical records, for use in clinical research, is now available from iSoft Group. iSoft release

> India's drug regulator has unveiled a clinical trial inspection program to verify compliance with good clinical practices, protect volunteers and ensure the integrity of clinical trial data. Article

> ERT has taken the wraps off of an electronic patient-reported outcomes solution suite comprising VIAPhone, VIAPad, VIAPen and VIAWeb. ERT release

> Details of a knee surgery performed by Jonathan Pine at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Fords, NJ, last Friday were Tweeted live by high school student Chirag Patel in a program that uses social media to provide clinical education to the community. Story and video

> Akaza's OpenClinica CTMS has been selected by Advanced Surgical Design & Manufacture Ltd in Australia. Akaza release

> PharmaNet Development Group is launching two technology platforms--Initiator and PKS--that it says will speed trial data acquisition and the processing of final client reports in its Phase 1 clinics. PharmaNet release